Tag:tourism=viewpoint

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Description
A place worth visiting, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: De facto

Definition

A place where tourists, visitors, hikers might like to visit and take photographs. A place, often high, with a good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings. Sometimes called a viewpoint, vista point or scenic area/point, lookout or overlook.

Some are identified by signs, many more can be identified from local knowledge or from your own visit and judgement.

This tag identifies a good view. Interesting objects or buildings themselves should rather be tagged with tourism=attraction.

Examples

tourism=viewpoint
name=Beachy Head
direction=0-50
description=Views of the English Channel, France can be seen on a clear day
man_made=tower
tower:type=observation
tourism=viewpoint
name=Panorama-Turm

Rendering

On the Mapnik standard layer as a viewpoint icon with name if set.

See also

information=map + map_type=toposcope (board indicating the direction to notable landscape features which can be seen from that point)


Related terms: ‹ view › ‹ outlook › ‹ viewpoint ›